WHO YA GONNA CALL" 29 NIGHTS OF GHOSTBUSTERS, MONSTERS & MORE - A 2019 HHN/SFR/RPR TR

pas130

Always missing Florida....
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I’m here and so excited to follow along!! I’ve been a huge fan of your TR!! Hubby and I will be going in September for our 3rd annual HHN!! Yay!

I looked this morning and Sapphire falls has a pool view King room available with SMSM rate. It saves me $1000 over PBH CL. So of course I put it on hold....you make it look lovely and we’ve never stayed there....(it’s not easy being a resort changer)

Bring on September ❤
 

Minnie17

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:wave2: Just back from our time in n Florida (8 days) our longest yet. So envious of a whole month, looking forward another trip report. We’ll make it back to Universal and try out HHN someday.
 
  • schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    The train sounds lovely!
    I had forgotten you fly Thomas Cook-they don't come up on the google flights...Seems pretty reasonable flights from New York-but heir schedule doesn't go out to May yet-will have to keep eye on them (even with a stopover in Manchester) for flights to Paris. If prices stay good they are much more reasonable for a premium seat than anything else I've looked at!!

    I now have a reservation for RPR as a regular room opened up for a really good rate!! So keeping both SF and RPR for now...but either way we need to have a meet up of HHN peeps in Strongwater some night when many of us overlap!

    I think my DD is most excited about Classic Monsters too. We've been watching them over the summer. Bela Lugosi scared the pants off me as a kid.
    :welcome: along Monyk.........

    Yes, the train is a lovely relaxing way to travel up to the airport......glad we’re doing it again.

    Thomas Cook are excellent.......if we can’t get Virgin we’ll always go with TC......their flight schedule is out till November 2020 on their site, so you should be able to look at flights from JFK to MAN......our flights in September were just over $2,400 which we were happy with.......so yes, for Premium they are good. We like Virgin and are flying with them in December....we’re happy to fly with either.

    That would be a good idea......I’m sure there’s a few of us around 21st/22nd.......we’ll get something sorted for sure :thumbsup2

    Oh classic monsters will be an amazing house I’m sure!!!

    But, glad to have you along too.......:wave2:
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    I’m here and so excited to follow along!! I’ve been a huge fan of your TR!! Hubby and I will be going in September for our 3rd annual HHN!! Yay!

    I looked this morning and Sapphire falls has a pool view King room available with SMSM rate. It saves me $1000 over PBH CL. So of course I put it on hold....you make it look lovely and we’ve never stayed there....(it’s not easy being a resort changer)

    Bring on September ❤
    And a very warm :welcome: to you pas130.......and I’m so glad you enjoy the reports! Thank you.......

    Glad to see you here too........and yes, another September HHN visitor.......there are a good few of us around this year........

    Oh Sapphire is gorgeous........I know I’m biased, but it is just perfect staying there........nothing wrong with PBH of course, but $1000 is a good saving!!! Good luck with the final choice! Win win either way.......

    Yes, roll on September......and hope you like this one too........:wave2:
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    :wave2: Just back from our time in n Florida (8 days) our longest yet. So envious of a whole month, looking forward another trip report. We’ll make it back to Universal and try out HHN someday.
    :welcome: Back to you Minnie17.....and fresh from Florida too......

    Oh I hope you had a fabulous trip......8 days is lovely......and the weather was glorious according to everyone I spoke to over there......

    I’m sure you would love HHN......it really is so much fun! And yes, a month is such a long time, but we’re excited.......

    I really hope you like reading this one too and again look forward to reading your lovely comments........:wave2:
     

    Robo56

    Look into my eyes
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    Hey! :wave2: Schumi I’am here for a front roll seat to your new report. You had me at Monsters.....LOL..I love everything thing Halloween and I’am so looking forward to HHN this year. I have been a horror movie fan for years and love the old ones too.

    I will admit I’am most excited to see what they will do with the Universal Monsters House. You are right a regular attraction related to The Universal Monsters would be fantastic.

    Great start to your new trip report.
     
  • NancyLuvsMickey

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    I finally made it!!! Better late than never! Your plans so far sound wonderful! If I wasn't such a scaredy cat, I'd think about doing HHN, but I don't do scary movies, haunted houses or things that go bump in the night. But I can't wait to read all about you visiting them!
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    Hey! :wave2: Schumi I’am here for a front roll seat to your new report. You had me at Monsters.....LOL..I love everything thing Halloween and I’am so looking forward to HHN this year. I have been a horror movie fan for years and love the old ones too.

    I will admit I’am most excited to see what they will do with the Universal Monsters House. You are right a regular attraction related to The Universal Monsters would be fantastic.

    Great start to your new trip report.
    :welcome: Along to you Robo........

    Hoped you would be along soon......

    Yes, it’s about time they incorporated some classic monsters.......it’s one of the many things they did so well........those old movies were and still are absolute gems and should be celebrated.......

    So, absolutely excited to see what they do with the house.........

    Glad to see you here, and again, hope you enjoy this one too......:wave2:
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    I finally made it!!! Better late than never! Your plans so far sound wonderful! If I wasn't such a scaredy cat, I'd think about doing HHN, but I don't do scary movies, haunted houses or things that go bump in the night. But I can't wait to read all about you visiting them!
    :welcome: back to you too Nancy.........

    Oh don’t worry you’re not late........right on time......:thumbsup2

    Lol......I know what you mean........if you don’t enjoy scary things or being scared it’s not exactly going to be a fun evening......lol.......I love getting scares like that, so it’s so much fun for me.........

    I’ll post a favourite picture of mine later from HHN........::yes::

    And glad you’re here too Nancy.....hope it’s a good one for you......:wave2:
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    I finally made it!!! Better late than never! Your plans so far sound wonderful! If I wasn't such a scaredy cat, I'd think about doing HHN, but I don't do scary movies, haunted houses or things that go bump in the night. But I can't wait to read all about you visiting them!
    Nancy....this is one of Tom`s favourite pictures of me taken in 2008......I thought I was just standing in front of a display...…..

    He saw the branches move and waited just long enough for the arms to begin to engulf me...….I obviously never noticed till...….when he snapped the picture......lol...….

    That was the night I discovered how fast I could run!!!!







    And an old favourite Pumpkinhead……..







    I also thought he was a display as his head was laid on a large barrel...…..when his head began to move ever so slowly......I was off like a rocket!!!! But, he chased me......so did Tom and Kyle and then we got the picture...….notice I never let go of my blood bag cocktail......priorities and all that...…. ::yes::

    So, I can understand folks reluctance to not like being scared......although....I bet you`d love it!!!!
     
  • kbelle8995

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    Oh I'm looking forward to this. I'm also going to be in Orlando in September wafting between Disney and Universal. We're staying in Cabana for a few days after the conference we are going to. If I see you I will say hello (If it's not imposing). I love that picture of the pool at Royal pacific. I could dive in right now.

    And that Great picture of Karloff and Lugosi. Two men just having a civilized cup of tea.
     
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    tink1957

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    I'm late to the party as usual....can't wait for this one.

    We are coming in to SF on the 10th and will miss staying at the same resort by a day....but I'm sure we will meet up at Strongwater for a drink sometime during our visit.

    Love reading your adventures :flower1:
     

    Flyg1rl

    WWoHP *is* my Happy Place.
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    We do sometimes take advantage of the rides that are open every year......usually just RRR for us as it is even better to ride it at night......but we generally don't waste much time on rides during HHN.
    What is your favorite song to play?
     

    cam757

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    Yay! A new trip report. We have never been to HHN however our son is getting older now so we may have to try it out next year. We are checking into RP in a few weeks. Looking forward to seeing the rehab progress.

    Looking forward to reading along.
     

    RoliePolieColie

    Beware the darkness in your heart.
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    Well, I sure hope you are ready for another Trip Report...….as this is one of the two trips this year we are most excited about!!!!




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    The other one being our trip in December when our boy comes back with us again...….:lovestruc


    But first of course in case for some reason you`ve never read one of these trip reports before and you don't know who we are...

    (Where have you been??)

    Welcome along to Carole`n`Tom`s September 2019 Trip Report!!

    Yes, another trip this year......third of four visits to Orlando in 2019 and hopefully it should be fun and if you are reading along, I truly hope you enjoy it...….

    Most of you know us and know we absolutely adore Orlando and more specifically Universal Orlando Resort and everything they have to offer there...….we are lucky to be able to visit many times and truly enjoy every second we are in Orlando. This is our 20th trip to Orlando, all were yearly until 2017 when we began to visit multiple times a year. Last year we were lucky to be able to visit 5 times and this year it`ll be four.


    This is us......in case you missed us before...….still trying to master the selfie.........we are getting better!!!!











    My wonderful husband Tom is coming to almost 2 years since he took early retirement from the business and it is honestly the best decision ever...….we have managed to visit Florida and NY many times since he retired.....we were glad he didn't keep working when there was no need for him to do so, easy choice really, so we can completely enjoy all our time together. And we do. We get asked a lot if we ever get fed up with each other...….the answer is always no.....of course there are times I`m sure we irritate each other...…..but it`s not often and usually over something silly......like arguing over him daring to rearrange my spice cabinet :mad: or arguing over what to give a niece for a wedding present......she wasn't even close to be getting married yet!!!! Weird things like that...…..apart from that we get on like a happily married couple should do...….


    His very wonderful wife :rolleyes1.........well, I`m a very happy housewife.....yes, I like the word housewife....maybe homemaker is a better choice...….makes no difference......I choose not to work and haven't for many years......and saves having to worry about getting time off to visit America as often as we do. My time is filled up most of the time with various things.....Tom and Kyle obviously come first, but I meet friends, or we meet friends a lot and we get involved in several things in the village and around us...….sometimes I wonder where the time goes...…..and of course when Tom retired everyone said he was too young to retire, we would need a hobby......so we did.....visiting Orlando is a full time hobby!!!! Not quite what they meant of course...….lol...….

    Once again Kyle won`t be with us...….he has work which he loves and has plans of his own with a 10 day vacation of his own while we are away...….I know he`ll have a fabulous time. And yes, of course we`ll miss him but I think we`re all getting more used to it now...…..not easy to leave though......

    So, that`s the basic introductions to who is on this trip...…..


    The when is of course September...…...it`s HHN time again....and our favourite time of the year apart from Christmas...….but it`s our favourite time to visit Orlando...….it was September the first time we visited in 2007 and apart from a few exceptions, when we used to only visit once a year it would be in September we would visit...……it really is a lovely time to visit. Although it is a little weird talking and planning for Halloween when it`s still July...although only just!!!


    This year we arrive Tuesday Sept 3rd and stay till Wednesday October 2nd......29 nights altogether in Orlando...…….more details to follow of course...…..

    We do plan to spend many evenings at HHN...…a few nice dinners out...….a few days here and there around Orlando...…..and maybe some resort time!!

    There are a lot of folks there at the same time, so we hope to meet with a few if possible....

    So...….plans and pre plans coming right up...….but wanted to get this pre trip report going as it is only 5 weeks till we leave...….and I know it`ll pass before we know it...….

    Quite a brief first post, but wanted to get it up and running or before I know it, September will be here and I won`t have done anything about this report...….and being a month long, I do need a head start again!!!

    But, if you are reading along, hope you enjoy it...……let`s get going...::yes::






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    Yay!!! I always love a Tom N Carole report!!!! I have read all of your reports and I love getting to live vicariously through them. So much so that we are leaving this coming Friday, August 1st to spend a week at Royal Pacific Resort and hop between the parks! I will admit, that I love love love Disney, however over the years I have fallen in love with Universal and decided we needed to spend more than 2 or 3 days at the parks. We will hopefully be trying a few of the restaurants that I have seen you two frequent over the years as well!

    I can't wait to hear about more of your adventures when you make it back down there in a few short weeks!
     

    NancyLuvsMickey

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    Nancy....this is one of Tom`s favourite pictures of me taken in 2008......I thought I was just standing in front of a display...…..

    He saw the branches move and waited just long enough for the arms to begin to engulf me...….I obviously never noticed till...….when he snapped the picture......lol...….

    That was the night I discovered how fast I could run!!!!
    OMG!!! I would have been SCREAMING!!! 😱 That would have scared the crap out of me!!! And I would need clean undies too!!! Closest I'll get to HNN is reading all about it in your TR... Works for me!!!! :rolleyes1
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    Oh I'm looking forward to this. I'm also going to be in Orlando in September wafting between Disney and Universal. We're staying in Cabana for a few days after the conference we are going to. If I see you I will say hello (If it's not imposing). I love that picture of the pool at Royal pacific. I could dive in right now.

    And that Great picture of Karloff and Lugosi. Two men just having a civilized cup of tea.
    :welcome: along kbelle…...glad you joined in this one too!!!

    I love that word wafting......lol....I use it all the time.....it is aptly descriptive...….

    Oh please say hello if you see us!!! I`d love to say hi to you.....absolutely not imposing at all...….although please forgive me if I look like a red beetroot......lol.....oh yes, isn't the pool lovely!!! One of our favourite pools in all the resorts.

    I love those old pictures of those actors of that generation...….they seem so elusive...….unlike today`s "famous" folks who have to reveal every single detail of their life......we know very little of them....so seeing them out of character I find truly fascinating...….

    Look forward to your reading along with this one too...…:wave2:
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    I'm late to the party as usual....can't wait for this one.

    We are coming in to SF on the 10th and will miss staying at the same resort by a day....but I'm sure we will meet up at Strongwater for a drink sometime during our visit.

    Love reading your adventures :flower1:
    :welcome: Vicki...…….great to see you......not late at all!!!

    Oh we`ll only be over at RPR....it`s a 5 minute walk back to StrongWater for us...…..lol......

    Is this your first stay at Sapphire Falls?? I forget if you have been there before.....or was it Aventura I`m thinking of!!

    But, glad to have you along Vicki......always nice to see you and read your comments...…..:wave2:
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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    What is your favorite song to play?
    :welcome: Flyg1rl...…..good to see you here...….

    I always have the same song every....single......time...…...

    Gloria Gaynor....I will survive...….lol.....it sooths me somehow as we hurtle up, down and around the track...….love it!!! Are you someone who changes songs every time or do you stick to the same one...….Tom varies his occasionally.....but it`s usually KC and the Sunshine Band......

    Hope you enjoy reading this one Flyg1rl...…..:wave2:
     

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